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CalArts has set the pace for educating professional artists since 1970.

Mission Statement

CalArts teaches artists to develop the skills and personal drive to reach their creative potential, question received ideas and expand forms of knowledge and experience in the world. CalArts challenges artists to create work that matters globally to the state of culture today and in the future.


Governance

California state law vests the authority of management of California Institute of the Arts in the Institute’s Board of Trustees. Working with the Institute’s president and its academic and administrative officers, the Board of Trustees holds fiduciary and overall responsibility for the welfare of CalArts. The Institute’s leadership also consults with the Board of Overseers, a New York-based advisory panel.


Academic and Administrative

Ravi S. Rajan
President

Tracie Costantino
Provost

Chebon Marshall
Chief of Staff & Assistant to the President for Government/Community Affairs

Brian Harlan
Vice President of Student Experience and Associate Provost of Integrated Learning

Robert Borden
Vice President of Enrollment

Maeesha Merchant
Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Innovation Officer

Terry Morello
Senior Vice President Advancement & External Affairs

Karla Talavera
Associate Vice President and Controller

Jesse Smith
Associate Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Charmagne Shearrill
Associate Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Anna Hawkey Jablonski
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Associate Provost for Student Success

Thomas Lawson
Dean, School of Art

Amanda Beech
Dean, School of Critical Studies

Dimitri Chamblas
Dean, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance

Leighton Pierce
Dean, School of Film/Video

David Rosenboom
Dean, The Herb Alpert School of Music

Travis Preston
Dean, School of Theater

Susan Lowenberg
Interim Dean, Division of Library and Information Resources

Jim Wolken
Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Mark Murphy
Executive Director, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT)

Erin Collins
Registrar

Eva Graham
Institute Diversity Officer

Glenna Avila
Artistic Director, Community Arts Partnership (CAP); Wallis Annenberg Director of Youth Programs